This week on People and Politics, we look at the fight against right-wing extremism in Germany and ask if the NPD should be banned. Further topics include the political disagreement over the Greek bailout and the challenges facing male daycare workers, and we also meet Romani Rose, who campaigns on behalf of Germany's Sinti and Roma population.
Imposing a ban on the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) is a complex matter; the authorities have compiled a dossier with the aim of showing that the entire party - and not just a few of its members - is anti-constitutional. Meanwhile, a growing number of politicians are casting doubt on the point of ban, arguing that it will do nothing to prevent right-wing extremism.
The German government has pledged to help Greece remain in the euro zone. But across the parties, politicians in Berlin are still divided on the Greek question, with some calling for unconditional solidarity and others for Greece to be ejected from the euro zone.
In 2013, every child in Germany will have a legal right to daycare. For the time being, the country is facing a serious shortage of male staff, and the government has launched a campaign to attract more men to childcare. Adding to the problem is the fact that the few men who are qualified have difficulty getting hired.
For decades, Romany activist Romani Rose has been representing the interests of Germany's Roma and Sinti communities. He welcomes Berlin's new memorial for the murdered Roma and Sinti victims of the Nazis - they include many of his close relatives.